Whitehall-Coplay Press

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

LV house sales rebound, up 4.7 percent in August

Friday, September 28, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

Closed sales rebounded at the conclusion of the house sales summer season, increasing 4.7 percent in August, the first increase in closed sales in 2018 since January.

Houses were only on the market, on average, for one month in August.

According to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) latest report, released Sept. 14, the percentage of closed sales increased in August, reversing a sixth-straight-month decline, up 4.7 percent to 907, compared to 866 closed sales in August...

LCCC honors Sean Boyle

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) has named Sean A. Boyle, president of Boyle Construction, Inc., as the 2018 recipient of the Collegiate Award of Distinction, which is determined each year by the college’s Board of Trustees.

The award was presented to Boyle, honorary chair of the 25th annual LCCC Foundation Golf Classic, at Lehigh Country Club during the golf classic’s dinner Aug. 27.

The LCCC Board of Trustees selects the Collegiate Award of Distinction to recognize a...

St. Luke’s medical helicopter now serving Lehigh Valley

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Business Showcase

There’s a new medical helicopter in the skies above the Lehigh Valley and surrounding communities.

Geisinger’s Life Flight program is providing air ambulance transportation services for the St. Luke’s system.

The collaboration features Life Flight 6, a medical helicopter owned by St. Luke’s and leased to Geisinger, that is based at Jack Arner Airport near Lehighton, Carbon County. This is the same base utilized by previous air ambulances serving the St. Luke’s system.

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LV house sales in decline for sixth month in a row

Friday, August 24, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

The topsy-turvy Lehigh Valley house sales market continued in July with closed sales and new listings down by double digits and median sales price and average sales price up by double digits. A key factor is the decline in inventory by more than one-third of houses for sale.

And the “B-Word” is being mentioned, as in real estate bubble when the bubble of increasing house prices could burst as it did a decade ago in the Great Recession of 2007-2008, which was attributed in large part...

New Tripoli Bank promotes manager

Saturday, August 18, 2018 by The Press in Business Showcase

New Tripoli Bank has announced that Sundra Bachman has been promoted to Vice President-Senior Branch Manager in charge of Branch Retail Staff.

Bachman has more than 20 years of banking experience and has been with New Tripoli Bank for 11 years.

She has served in various positions within the branch network, most recently as Manager of the Claussville Office.

Bachman is on the Board of Directors of the Emmaus Main Street Partners.

Moravian College named to Princeton Review list

Saturday, August 18, 2018 by The Press in Business Showcase

Moravian College has been named one of the Best 384 Colleges in the nation according to The Princeton Review in the newest edition of its college guide, “The Best 384 Colleges.”

Included was a 90 out of 99 “Quality of Life” rating for “Campus Life” and a 93 out of 99 “Fire Safety” rating.

“Of course, our students, their families, and our alumni know what a special place Moravian is to go to college,” said Bryon Grigsby, president of Moravian College. “This acknowledgment from...

St. Luke’s School of Nursing holds 150th commencement

Saturday, August 18, 2018 by The Press in Business Showcase

St. Luke’s School of Nursing held its 150th commencement Aug. 9 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown.

“The nursing program here at St. Luke’s is unique,” said Nursing School Director Sandra Mesics, RN. “Our curriculum is diverse and comprehensive, and our students benefit from the tremendous amount of resources we have throughout our Network. We also seek to employ many of the nurses we train, so it’s a win-win.”

The graduation ceremony included 65 students, compared to...

Meetings set

Saturday, August 18, 2018 by The Press in Business Showcase

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College offers a six-credit, spring 2019 semester, cooperative course for enrolled LCCC students to live and work at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., or Disneyland, Anaheim, Calif.

Informational meetings are at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6 and Sept. 18, Academic Resource Center, Room 111, main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township. Relatives and friends are welcome to attend the meetings.

Students may apply for the program at:...

LV median sales price higher than 2007 real estate bubble; closed sales down for fifth month

Friday, August 10, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

The sellers’ market continued apace in the Lehigh Valley during the summer real estate season.

According to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) June report, competition by buyers boosted quick sales above the asking price.

On average, a house is selling in little more than a month.

And, according to the GLVR, the June Median Sales Price is higher than that of when the housing bubble burst in 2007 at the start of the Great Recession.

Meanwhile, the percentage...

Kutztown U. offers retirees, 62, free tuition for college courses

Friday, August 10, 2018 by The Press in Business Showcase

With the fall course registration deadline right around the corner, Kutztown University is reminding the local community of the KU Advant*age program, which allows retired Pennsylvania residents 62 and older the ability to access free tuition at KU for college-level courses, while only being responsible for minimal fees.

Part of KU’s mission is to promote lifelong avenues of learning and discovery. The Advant*age program provides Pennsylvania residents who are fully retired, the...